With the year winding down we are feeling reflective during this episode of Bootstrapped Web. Jordan compares the state of Carthook from last year versus this year. A lot can change in a year! Brian is in a transition period right now and is currently trying to decide what is next in his product plans. We discuss the issues that arise with a large team of people and why Brian is actively seeking a smaller team. We also celebrate a successful Black Friday and share what we learned from this season.
[tweetthis]The business is running, I'm freed up, but I still feel stressed because I don't have a north star. - Brian[/tweetthis]
Here are today’s conversation points:
Our Black Friday experiences.
Automation Guides have been launched, now what?
Brian’s goals for the upcoming year.
The factors that affect a business team size.
The discipline involved when hiring for a company.
When you should aggressively grow and when you should not.
Why soft skills are important.
Ben Horowitz’s blog post.
Moving into the new year with a clear goal.
An update about ProcessKit.
The benefits of free tools to software developers and their customers.
How Brian’s coding lessons are paying off.
[tweetthis]Last year was stressful, chaotic, we weren't prepared, we hoped for the best...this year was almost boring. - Jordan[/tweetthis]